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Not very impresive, but met expectations,
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This review is from: Cinderella Trilogy with Limited Edition Collectible Jewelry Box Packaging (Six-Disc Combo: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
This review is for the Trilogy packaging only- not a review of the movies themselves.
I'm a big Disney collectors, and typically pre-order every upcoming title. I was very excited to see the Cinderella Trilogy being release in a collectable box just as the Lion King was recently. For anyone who can remember, many years back Disney release Aladdin, Cinderella, and The Lion King (all linked below for reference) in collectable boxed platinum editions with a story book, lithographs, and nice keepsake package. I thought that these trilogies were going to be released again in a similar fashion, all the boxes would be similar, similar materials related to the films, etc. Instead, the Lion King set with a drum shaped box inner box which was essentially useless beyond a collectors point of view, but also included the 3D copy of the original feature, and lacked blu-ray copies of the sequels. For this Cinderella release, there is no 3D release, period, but the blu-ray copies of both sequels are included.
The jewelry box is very nicely constructed, heavy cardboard. It has a nice little functional mirror up top, not just a foil decoration (although, it does not feel like glass). The "storybook" is just a heavy cardboard book of sleeves for the DVDs with illustrations. I am not really a fan of this, especially since it's a poor way to store movies and will likely scratch the DVDs (the blu-rays will probably be fine.) At this time, it's the only way to purchase the trilogy on blu-ray. I imagine they did this intentionally to sell more of these, but that's just my speculation. November 20, Cinderella 2 & 3 will be released as a combo back.
One thing that really bothers me, is this set is only worth 300 Disney Movie Rewards points. I mean, 3 blu-ray movie gift set only worth 300? Since the Cinderella 2 & 3 movies will be released as a combo back instead of stand alone movies, you can get both for a lower price but miss out on additional points. With the Lion King 1.5 & 2 they were released separately, and each was 150 (for a total of 300). I wish this giftset would have been worth 450 points, just as the Lion King giftset was, the MSRP is only $10 difference. That, and the poor choice for storage of the DVDs takes away 1 star from my review.
If you're a collector or have a little girl who will appreciate the jewelry box, scoop this up. If you just want to have the movies, purchase the blu-ray Cinderella, and wait for November 20 when the Cinderella 2 & 3 are released (you'll save a few dollars doing this, and have standard blu-ray cases to store the movies)
10/3/12 - While adding this to my collection shelf, I noticed that the box is the exact same size as the The Lion King Trilogy (Eight-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) released last year. In the past, the The Lion King (Disney Special Platinum Edition Collector's Gift Set), Cinderella (Disney Special Platinum Edition Collector's Gift Set), and Aladdin (Disney Special Platinum Edition Collector's Gift Set) box sets were released in identical packaging- let's hope this is indicative of a similar collectors set when Aladdin is released from the vault in 2013, and possibly The Little Mermaid in the same year (this one was not released as a gift box set with the other trio, but it was later released as a The Little Mermaid Trilogy (The Little Mermaid/The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea/The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning) in 2008)
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Initial post: Oct 3, 2012 12:11:41 PM PDT
Cherna J. Patterson says:
I just got my Cinderella trilogy collection & it actually came with two codes for a total of 300 points. 150 for Cinderella & 150 for 2 & 3.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2012 12:19:34 PM PDT
Well hmph. I just double checked my set and only had one code! Did you have 2 separate sheets, or 2 codes on one sheet?
What a bummer! I am glad to hear you received 300..
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2012 4:48:34 PM PDT
Cherna J. Patterson says:
There were two separate sheets. One was a folded three sheet that had the Cinderella code & advertisements for products. The code for 2 & 3 was one sheet with the red & yellow & mickey shape on it. At first I didn't see it & called Disney Movie Rewards. They're the ones that told me there are supposed to be two. Try calling them & tell them you're missing one.
Posted on Oct 3, 2012 11:22:21 PM PDT
Adam M. Milks says:
Where did you find your points? I'm trying to do the digital copy onto itunes, and I don't have any papers.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2012 4:10:23 AM PDT
Right along side the Storybook containing the discs.
Posted on Nov 5, 2012 8:01:22 AM PST
I don't know what happened to your copy of The Lion King trilogy, but my copy had blu-rays of both sequels. 1 blu-ray 3d, 3 blu-rays, 3 dvd's, 1 digital copy.
Posted on Nov 28, 2012 9:48:27 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
While some aspects of this review were good, it was entirely too long and detracted from the product when mentioning something about points and other movies that had nothing to do with this particular product, in my opinion. If you don't have the other sets that this review mentions, it becomes irrelevant and confusing. I would like to see more comments on topic, rather than "unlike this combo pack" or "would like to see in the future blah blah movie."
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 4:36:41 AM PST
To each his own, I prefaced the review with a warning for a reason. ;)
Posted on Dec 15, 2015 12:11:49 AM PST
I. Am The Ocean says:
I'm trying to discern if the DVD has all the same bonuses as the Blue Ray versions. You may not know, but I thought I'd ask because you seemed thorough.
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